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Girl, 9, conscious and talking after being struck by SUV

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By Brian Feskos
brian.freskos@ starnewsonline.com

WILMINGTON, NC (StarNewsOnline.com) -- A 9-year-old girl hit by a sport utility vehicle about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Andrews Drive and 17th Street was conscious and talking after she was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, and doesn’t appear to have life-threatening injuries, a Wilmington Police Department sergeant said.

The girl was riding her pink bike across St. Andrews Drive when she was hit by a black SUV, said Sgt. Mike Donelson of the police department’s traffic unit.

Donelson said the girl was thrown from the bike by the collision and the bike was run over by the SUV, crushing it.

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ATTN WWAY.........

"Houston we have a problem"

Ok - Scott - Kevin.
As you know the Star News has gone "pay for ' digital content.
so if I click on WWAY's story then click on "see Star news for more" I get the ubiquitous message you have to subscribe to see this.......

Is there any way WWAY and Star News can come to some sort of agreement that the full SN article can be available for us to see when the stories are linked?
Or perhaps WWAY can get permission to print the entire story HERE?

I refuse to pay for the digital content of the SN - but WWAY is also doing a disservice by not providing the entire article as well.
Scott - Kevin - comments?

R/S
Vog

I live in this neighborhood

I live in this neighborhood and a friend of mine saw the whole thing. The girl was with her older sister and mother riding their bikes like they always do together. This is a fairly safe neighborhood. Apparently the little girl rode far ahead of her mother and then chose to cross the street, apparently without looking. Her mother and sister saw the whole thing. No, she was not unsupervised and, yes, should not have been allowed to ride that far ahead of her family, but either way, hitting her wasn't intentional, her crossing was an accident, and lets just pray to God that she'll be ok.

Thank God that this little

Thank God that this little girl is going to be okay. But like the other poster I have to wonder why she was allowed to be crossing that intersection. I live in a very quiet area in Brunswick County off of a street that has very little traffic and I do not let my eleven-year old ride off of our neighborhood street alone. I don't believe in having my children live in a world of fear, but I try to use common sense in setting boundaries and do everything within my power to keep them safe.

I take it that this child

I take it that this child was unsupervised? Why in the world was she riding her bike at that location for...if unsupervised...or was she (once again)?
Tell me where to contact someone to find out that answer...and I'll POST IT so I can answer my own question...and several other readers...Maybe?